CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern versus S.C. State football game, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, has been canceled. Both institutions will work together to reschedule the game at a later date.
The game was postponed due to the weather threat posed by Hurricane Irma and the State of Emergency issued by the state of South Carolina.
S.C. State Athletics Director Stacy Danley issued the following statement.
"The safety of our student-athletes and staff is paramount to the Department of Athletics and to the university," Danley said. "When faced with situations such as the impending hurricane expected to impact South Carolina, we always want to exercise caution and use good judgment to ensure students' safety. I look forward to working with Charleston Southern in an effort to reschedule the game."
CSU Athletic Director Hank Small echoed Danley's thoughts.
"(Being unable to play this weekend) is so disappointing because we were looking forward to renewing a relationship with South Carolina State in football and play them as we compete in so many other sports," Small said. "We're hoping we can get together with them later on this season and look forward to trying to work that out."
CSU continues its season next Saturday, Sept. 16 at Elon. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.